1. EU planning new IoT security rules

    EU planning new IoT security rules

    The European Commission announced new cybersecurity requirements for IoT devices.

    The new rules are part of a plan to overhaul the EU’s telecommunications laws. The expected proposal comes following warnings that many IoT devices include little or no security protections.

    Euractive’s Catherine Stupp said: “The commission would encourage companies to come up with a labelling system for internet-connected devices that are approved and secure.”

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    1. The commission would encourage companies to come up with a labelling system for internet-connected devices that are approved and secure.
    2. The issue with these particular devices is that a user cannot feasibly change this password. The password is hardcoded into the firmware, and the tools necessary to disable it are not present. Even worse, the web interface is not aware that these credentials even exist.
    3. That's really a problem in the internet of things. It's not enough to just look at one component. You need to look at the network, the cloud. You need a governance framework to get certification.
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